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Japan court grants $4.5m bail to Carlos Ghosn

Apo - A Japanese court granted Carlos Ghosn bail Thursday, meaning the former Nissan boss could soon walk out of his Tokyo detention centre to prepare his defence against multiple charges of financial misconduct.

Japan's sterilised 'eugenics' victims to get payout

Apo - Thousands of Japanese people -- some as young as nine -- forcibly sterilised under now-defunct eugenics laws, will receive government compensation after lawmakers passed historic legislation on Wednesday.

Carole Ghosn: Carlos's wife puts her head above parapet

Apo - Not so long ago, Carole Ghosn was posing on the red carpet with tycoon husband Carlos in front of the world's media, seemingly without a care.

Stubbed out: Japan university stops hiring smoking professors

Apo - A Japanese university has stopped hiring professors and teachers who light up, officials said Tuesday, as the nation steps up an anti-smoking campaign ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

Ghosn hit with fresh charge in Japan, files for bail

Apo - Japanese authorities on Monday hit Carlos Ghosn with a fresh charge of aggravated breach of trust, the fourth indictment against the former Nissan boss who promptly filed for bail.

Ghosn 'facing fresh charges' as detention expires

Apo - Carlos Ghosn will learn his immediate fate on Monday when his detention period over suspected financial misconduct expires amid reports prosecutors will file fresh charges against the former Nissan boss.

Japan PM Abe sends offering to Yasukuni war shrine

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, seen by Asian neighbours as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.The Tokyo shrine honours 2.

Pompeo says he's still in charge on N. Korea, works with Japan

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he remained in charge of negotiating with North Korea despite the regime's demands to exclude him, as he voiced guarded hope with Japan on securing a deal.

'World's smallest baby boy' set to go home in Japan

Apo - The world's smallest baby boy, who was born in October in Japan weighing as much as an apple, is now ready for the outside world, his doctor said Friday.

Japan emperor pays last homage at Shinto shrine before abdication

Apo - Japanese Emperor Akihito made his last pilgrimage to the country's holiest Shinto shrine on Thursday, as people lined the route to catch a glimpse of the 85-year-old ahead of his abdication this month.

Valley of the dolls: scarecrows outnumber people in Japan village

Kumano - In the tiny village of Nagoro, deep in the mountains of western Japan, the wind howls down a deserted street with not a living soul to be seen.

Japan, US struggle to find crashed jet and its 'secrets'

Apo - One week after an F-35A stealth fighter jet crashed off the northeastern coast of Japan, US and Japanese military vessels are struggling to find the wreckage and protect its valuable "secrets.

US, Japan open trade talks seeking quick deal

Washington - US and Japanese negotiators opened the first round of trade talks on Monday in the latest front in President Donald Trump's aggressive, multi-pronged strategy to address "chronic US trade imbalances.

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

Apo - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.

US, Japan kick off trade talks amid China deal optimism

Apo - As optimism grows that the United States and China are nearing a trade deal, Japan kicks off its own negotiations with Washington from Monday, hoping to resolve some of the issues "very quickly.

Carlos Ghosn case: key dates

Paris - After a Tokyo court extended Friday Carlos Ghosn's detention until April 22, here are key developments since the former Nissan and Renault boss was arrested in Japan five months ago for alleged financial misconduct, with three formal charges since file...

Japan court says Carlos Ghosn detention extended until April 22

Apo - A Japanese court on Friday ruled that Carlos Ghosn will remain in detention until April 22, as prosecutors grill the former Nissan boss over allegations of financial misconduct.

Japan slams WTO ruling on S. Korea Fukushima food row

Apo - Japan Friday attacked an "extremely regrettable" ruling by the World Trade Organization that upheld a ban by South Korea on some seafood from Fukushima imposed after the 2011 nuclear disaster.

Carlos Ghosn's wife back in Japan for questioning

Paris - The wife of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has returned to Japan where she is to be questioned by prosecutors about her husband's alleged financial misconduct, the couple's lawyer said Wednesday.

Carlos Ghosn appeals detention to Japan's Supreme Court

Apo - Lawyers for former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday appealed his ongoing detention to Japan's Supreme Court, after the auto tycoon was re-arrested last week while out on bail.

Japan F-35 fighter disappears over Pacific

Apo - A Japanese F-35A stealth fighter jet with one pilot on board disappeared off the radar while on a training mission over the Pacific late Tuesday, the defence ministry said.

Ghosn accuses Nissan executives of 'backstabbing' plot

Apo - Carlos Ghosn has accused "backstabbing" Nissan executives of a "conspiracy" to have him arrested over fears he planned to merge the Japanese firm with France's Renault, in a video released Tuesday.

Ghosn accuses Nissan executives of 'backstabbing' plot

Apo - Carlos Ghosn has accused "backstabbing" Nissan executives of a "conspiracy" that led to his arrest, in a video revealed Tuesday by his representatives.

Pearls of wisdom: Japan's cultured farms still glisten

Shima - In Japan's picturesque Ago Bay, a couple sits in a little hut picking out oysters from a net, cleaning them carefully one-by-one before replacing them gently back in the water.

Japan Catholic church to open sex abuse probe

Apo - The Catholic Church in Japan said Tuesday it will launch an internal probe into claims of sexual abuse against children by its clergy, after a wave of paedophilia revelations worldwide.

Japan's Abe to visit US, France on pre-G20 tour

Apo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday plans to visit the United States, Canada and France this month before his country hosts the G20 later this year.

Japan abdication stirs female succession debate

Apo - Japanese Emperor Akihito's historic abdication later this month has reignited concerns over the future of what is believed to be one of the world's oldest royal families, given its hereditary, male-only succession rules.

Nissan shareholders meet to sack Ghosn

Apo - Nissan shareholders were meeting Monday for a vote expected to eject Carlos Ghosn from the board, as the detained former chairman fights multiple financial misconduct charges that have landed him in custody.

Ghosn to name names as wife flees Tokyo

Paris - Arrested former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is set to name the people he believes are responsible for his downfall in Japan, his wife said in an interview on Sunday as she fled Tokyo out of fear she could be detained.

Ghosn to reveal who he blames for arrest in Japan: wife

Paris - Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has recorded a message in which he names the people he believes are to blame for his legal problems in Japan, his wife said in an interview on Sunday.
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